Deepa Kumar gave this talk on July 10th, 2008 in Sacramento, CA. Deepa Kumar is an assistant professor of media studies at Rutgers University.
Deepa Kumar teaches and writes about the limitations of the corporate media systems and the ways in which dissenting voices are marginalized from the public sphere. Her areas of research includes media, war, imperialism, globalization, class, gender, Islam, the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy, on which she has published several scholarly articles.
Her first book, "Outside the Box: Corporate Media, Globalization and the UPS Strike", is about how this struggle can impact the media and society in progressive ways. She is currently working on her second book, on the U.S. media, political Islam and the Middle East. She has lectured widely on Islam, Islamophobia and the media.